Born and raised in San Francisco, 4th generation to be exact. Enjoy all aspects of where I grew up and it's a short distance away from the hills, mountains and lakes along with a international airport nearby.
San Francisco: Best seafood restaurant in S.F.?
Woodhouse Fish Company is likely the best bang for your buck. Swan Oyster Depot is fantastic & tasty however you'll need to wait in line, pay a handful and its CASH ONLY.
California: Cute towns along the coast?
A week to 10-days is a good amount of time. An itinerary of overnights in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Cambria/Hearst Castle (2-days), Big Sur, Monterey/Carmel...